Alphonse Karr Bamboo, Bambusa multiplex
Alphonse Karr Bamboo, Perfect for Patios to uplift the spirit, calm the mind, and clean the air.Alphonse Karr Bamboo, Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr', is a tropical clumping bamboo great for large hedge or container specimen. It can grow up to 25 feet tall, which makes it a great species for privacy screen that require extreme heights. Alphonse Karr Bamboo develops in clumps, which makes it a slow spreading type of Bamboo, Control barrier is not necessary as it not considered invasive.
Keep potted and make any patio feel like a tropical haven. Alphonse Karr can also create privacy in the garden, it can serve as a living alternative to a fence and will pretty quickly fill the intended area. With the proper maintenance and precautions, your backyard can become a personal and private sanctuary with the assistance of this exotic grass.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-6 Patios / 8-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||25-30 ft. 12-15ft as a Container Plant|
|Mature Width:||Can expand in clumps 1.5in diameter each|
|Light:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage:||Yellow Culm, Green Foliage|
|Uses:||Privacy Screen, Living Fence Planting, Container Friendly|
|Characteristics:||Perfect for areas with limited spaces|
|Soil Conditions:||Prefers well drain organic soil|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
How Bamboo Grows
Bamboo grows a little different than most plants. The original plant you receive initially never grows vertically again, instead the new shoots or plants will grow taller, and the next will grow taller again. Every generation should be taller that the previous year's shoots. The interesting aspect of bamboo growth is that each year’s growth emerges and grows to its maximum height in 60-90 days.
PLANT BENEFITS AND KEY FEATURES
• We believe in the power of plants to lift the spirit, calm the mind and clean the air.
• Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity.
• Reduce stress and Fatigue by simply enjoying and caring for your plants.
• Good choice for container planting, Tolerates wind and coastal conditions
Creating Privacy between Property Lines:
Create Privacy between neighbors, Great for privacy screening. If you want to plant in a straight line, Plan on Spacing out the Bamboo Trees 3-5 feet apart. If you want a more natural look, stagger the trees and space them about 2-3 feet apart, as they mature they will create a great wind break and privacy fence. Leave room on the property line for the trees to grow. Don't plant directly on the property line because they will grow over the line onto your neighbor's property.
Create a Hedge:
Bamboo Tree can grow so fast, you can Create an instant privacy hedge or living fence, As your trees grow, you can prune the tops to maintain ever height, gradually shaping your own private living fence. Bamboo Trees are the go-to tree for any privacy needed in your yard.
Privacy for Pool Areas:
Add a Bamboo Tree to areas of your yard that require privacy. You do not have to plant trees all over your yard. Simply look for areas where you can plant three or four trees in a row to block out your neighbor's house or window.
Tall Focal Specimen:
Bamboo Tree can also be used as an accent plant, add one in your yard and just let it grow, It will definitely be the look at tree in the yard. What makes the Bamboo Tree so popular is its attractive form and unique blends of colors produced by the leaves and culms or canes.
Care & Maintenance
PLANTING AND CARE - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
LIGHT - Thrives in full sun, can tolerate partial shade
WATER Regularly the first growing season, once stablished rain water will suffix.
FERTILIZING - No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for outdoor plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Bamboo Palm is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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We hope that you enjoy your new plants! We grow and care for our plants from cuttings, seeds or liners, we hand select the best quality available before shipping to your home or office. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our friendly customer service team is here to help.
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How do you measure height for Bamboo plants?
For Bamboo trees we measure approximate height from the base of the plant to the highest branch of the tree.
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